Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Exhibitions

The Graphic Imperative: International Posters for Peace, Social Justice, and the Environment, 1965-2005
  • The Graphic Imperative: International Posters for Peace, Social Justice, and the Environment, 1965-2005
  • 05-Sep-2009 - 06-Dec-2009
  • Central Court, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
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Description

The Graphic Imperative is a select retrospective of forty years of international sociopolitical posters. Themes include dissent, liberation, racism, sexism, human rights, civil rights, environmental and health concerns, AIDS, war, literacy, and tolerance, and collectively provide a glimpse into an age of profound change. The 111 posters in this exhibition emphasize the issues of our turbulent times and endeavor to show the social, political, and aesthetic concerns of many cultures and divergent political realities.

The exhibition was organized by Elizabeth Resnick, Chaz Maviyane-Davies and Frank Baseman in collaboration with the Massachusetts College of Art, supported in part by The Massachusetts College of Art Foundation and Philadelphia University